Perhaps a long overdue stupid question time, but why are we spending lots of
Ant installations , altering bash files and bat scripts, altering jar files
etc. Lots of pain
in making it compatible with multiple windows versions etc….
Looking at http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=700693
<http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=700693> and I’ve checked
the other revisions noted in upgrading Ant etc.
But, before embarking on a mission, thought I would ask the simple question,
why are we
packaging Ant? Why not let developers install a (compatible) version of Ant
Would be an awful lot easier for us to not have to maintain and upgrade a
packaged Ant, and
especially at release time.
But I guess Im missing something obvious as to why this needs to be.
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